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Noun: experience  ik'speer-ee-un(t)s
  1. The accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher"
     
  2. The content of direct observation or participation in an event
    "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly"
     
  3. An event as apprehended
    "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
Verb: experience  ik'speer-ee-un(t)s
  1. Go or live through
    "he experienced action in Viet Nam";
    - see, go through
     
  2. Have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations
    "I experience the feeling!";
    - know, live
     
  3. Go through (mental or physical states or experiences)
    "experience vertigo";
    - receive, have, get
     
  4. Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
    - feel
     
  5. Be subject to, have the experience of
    "The chemical experiencees a sudden change"; "The fluid experiencees shear"; "experience a strange sensation";
    - undergo, have

Derived forms: experienced, experiences, experiencing

Type of: change, cognitive content, content, education, happening, mental object, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Antonym: inexperience

Encyclopedia: Experience